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Gulf Sturgeon Necropsy

Gulf Sturgeon Necropsy

Gulf Sturgeon Necropsy 3-18-2002

Age: 40 years old
Weight: 127 lbs.
Length: 6 feet
Sex: Female

Historical fact: Scientists say this is the largest sturgeon found in Tampa Bay since 1897.


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